US Sends Marines Into Eastern Syria to Join Major Battle

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(ANTIWAR.COM— In early September, the Kurdish YPG launched an offensive in opposition to a pair of cities in northeastern Syria termed the “final” ISIS-held territory. Officials claim 211 ISIS and 113 Kurds have been killed since then.

US Marines at the moment are being despatched into the world to affix the bottom offensive. Beforehand, the US was providing solely air help. That is the primary floor troop deployment of this newest army push.

Most ISIS fighters in Syria are usually not in these remaining cities, round Hajin. Somewhat, the overwhelming majority are working within the deserts round Deir Ezzor Province. This enables them to maneuver round at will, avoiding airstrikes, and to ambush patrols as a possibility presents itself.

ISIS misplaced all of its cities and cities alongside the Euphrates River over the previous 12 months, however have moved round, taking occasional management of extra distant cities. Even when this offensive is profitable, it most likely received’t be a permanent loss for ISIS forces in Syria.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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